Writing Contest News: Nimrod Literary Awards

This is information about the Nimrod Literary Awards writing contest (2017), including rules, fees, and other details

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The 39th Nimrod Literary Awards

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication

SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Rules

Contest Begins: January 1, 2017

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2017

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.

Postal mail: Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone, & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Include SASE for results only.  If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned. Send to: Nimrod Journal, Literary Contest—Fiction or Poetry, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Online submissions: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2017 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee.  Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Feel free to pass the information along in any way you like—be it in emails, newsletters, or on your website. For more information about Nimrod, please visit our website at www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about the Nimrod Literary Awards to the writers in your writing group. We hope to see your submissions soon!

Best,

Eilis O’Neal

Editor-in-Chief

Nimrod International Journal

Website:  www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nimrodjournal

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Words to Use Instead of Good infographic

Whether you’re writing an essay, a novel, a report, or an article, you might want to use the word “good.” Here are 200 powerful words to use instead of good, courtesy of guest poster Jack Milgram. #WritingTips

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I love words. Go figure...I'm a writer. Yet I think every word wrangler can get into a rut using the same words.  Jack Milgram shared a great infographic for you with a whole bunch of bod.

Here's his infographic.
200 Powerful Words Instead Of Good Jack Milgram infographic

Hopefully, this will get you thinking and unlock your inner thesaurus. Click the image to go to Jack's original post.

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Blogs that Pay $50+ for Guest Posts

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Guest blogging can do a ot to help an author build name recognition, but it doesn’t often bolster your bank account. Here are a few paying gigs I found with a link back to the whole list of paying guest blogging opportunities.

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(Note from Ronda: Guest blogging is a great way to get your name and expertise out there and get traffic to your website and potentially book sales. IT can also be a source of actual cash when you know where to look. This is a guest post in which you'll see a FEW of the 45 paying markets for writers. Go to FreedomWithWriting.com and sign up for their emails to receive a plethora of paying markets right in your inbox.)

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Thank you Jan Chandler for these resources. See original article source for all 45 she lists across several categories.

  1. Miscellaneous

  2. Lawyerist is an online magazine about law practice. They cover topics such as technology, marketing, ethics, practice management, and law school. They pay $100 per article or articles 1,000 words or longer. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. Conspiracy Club pays $50 for well research, fact based articles about conspiracy theories. They accept pitches for articles and pay $50 for published articles. Typical length is 1,500 to 2,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  4.  Hakai Magazine “explores science and society in coastal ecosystems.” They accept queries for feature articles. When they first launched, their guidelines said they pay $1/word. Pay is not listed on the guidelines anymore, but should still be quite competitive. Features range from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Shorter articles are around 350 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  5. Funny Times is a monthly humor magazine that publishes funny stories and cartoons. They pay $60 for stories, and all contributors receive a complimentary subscription to the magazine. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  6. The IWA Wine Blog is the official blog of International Wine Accessories. They publish articles that help wine collectors and connoisseurs store and enjoy wine. They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  7. The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Blog publishes informative articles on “holistic health and wellness.” They’re looking for graduates, students, and industry experts with experience in the healthcare field. They pay $50 per post (600-1,000 words). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  8. The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy blog and podcast that discusses all aspects of various philosophies and texts. They publish thoughtful blog posts and essays that discuss philosophy in any and all contexts. They pay up to $60 per post/article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  9. Submittable is a widely-used submissions portal that publishes its own blog. They accept articles that discuss publishing or digital media. They’re also looking for book reviews and essays on any topic, as long as they “of high literary quality.” They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

To see all 45 blogs that pay at least $50 for guest posts, please see the original article source here. Other categories include parenting, entertainment, and travel.

Thanks, Jan!

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Book Excerpt: Ridgeline, Book One of the Long Journey Home Series by Pamela Foster

This is a #BookExcerpt from a historical novel called Ridgeline by Pamela Foster. you an also get the link to my #BookReview.

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Do you enjoy historical fiction? Here's an excerpt of a book about a circuit rider (preacher) with a tormented soul and the innocent who loves him despite his many flaws.

Ridgeline - a historical novel by Pamela Foster

Book Excerpt: Rigeline

               On the ridgeline, Jeremiah shifted in the saddle and breathed deep the smell of wood smoke floating up from the chimney of the cabin below, drank in the sight of Maggie, his woman, leaning in the open door of the cabin from which he had ridden away seven months earlier. He indulged his vanity and fed his hope by believing this woman had stood right there through all the long days he'd been gone serving the Lord, through every star-filled night while he curled, dog-like, around an open fire and watched the stars turn in the sky and imagined her just like this, watching the horizon for his return, patient even as he tarried.

      As if, in his absence, she'd not gone about her daily life, tended her ragged garden, tolerated the touch of her brutish husband as he ran a rough hand up and over the birthmark that stained the inside of her left thigh, the reddish mark the near exact size and shape of a mouse, the curlicue of the tail disappearing into her dark warmth. As if, in place of what had become of her life, through all these days and nights, the woman had simply waited, her longing quietly drawing him to her as a ripe moon calls the rising tide.

      The bay tossed her head, a quiver running from withers to nose. Jeremiah gathered the reins and spoke low, his words a silvery fog that hung in the motionless air for a moment before floating wraith-like to join a cloud of cooling sweat rising from the horse. Winter-robbed of all but palest gold, dawn's fingers crept over the eastern rise and glinted cold light from the woman's hand—a deep, lethal-blue flash the preacher knew all too well as the gemlike color of a tiny, killing bottle, no bigger surely than the seed of sin born in David's heart when first he looked upon Bathsheba.

      The snarling voice of the woman's husband split the morning air, destroyed all hope. The sound floated up the hill ominous as the first notes of a bugle on a misty morn with men lined on either side of some godforsaken hill or blood-thirsty meadowland. Jeremiah spurred his horse down into the hollow even as Maggie raised the blue bottle to her mouth, her head thrown back, her tender, white throat exposed as she swallowed his dreams drop by drop, condemned him to hell for all eternity.

      "Nooooo!" His plea pierced the heavens.

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16 Free Writing Competitions with Worthwhile Prizes

16 Free Writing Competitions with Worthwhile Prizes is a guest post that shows you writing contests you can enter

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GUEST Post Written By Cathy Bryant

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You’d love to enter writing competitions, but they’re so expensive. And what are the chances of winning? It doesn’t make good financial sense. You shake your head firmly, close the window on your screen, and sigh a little.

And then, I hope, you remember that not all writing competitions charge a fee, and you have some fun entering the free ones below.

You literally have nothing to lose – not even a few dollars – and there are some excellent prizes out there, just waiting to be yours.

I’ve done pretty well by entering these myself. Who doesn’t love accolades and money for their creative work?

1. Open internationally, this contest asking for a funny poem is a firm favourite in the writing comp world. It has twelve prizes ranging from $100 to $1000, and there’s no fee to pay. Entry is simple via a form on the site. Disclosure: I won this in 2015 and it’s just glorious. I got a shirt and a certificate as well as the money. Money is useful for grown-ups, but my inner child loves a fancy certificate. https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free

2. Again open worldwide, this comp from ThinkGeek is for techie haiku. Surely if it’s funny, as most entries are, then it’s a senryu? Either way, you could win a $50 ThinkGeek voucher. If a friend or relative does your tech support, as in my case, then giving them the voucher would be a great way to say thank you. Or, you know, you could actually pay them, though that seems a bit extreme. After all, they’re IT people and we’re writers. They have all the money already. http://www.thinkgeek.com/haiku/#details

3. Another international competition, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award has a delectable £30,000 prize and is a must-enter in your comp list. This year’s has already been won – congratulations to the winners! – but the next should be open early in 2016. Get writing short fiction now! How often do we writers see a prize that big, without having to pay a hefty entry fee? http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes/5/

4. The prizes for the regular themed fiction comps at On the Premises are small, but they host several comps and mini-contests per year, so it’s worth having a go. The themes make great prompts, too. The easiest way to stay informed is to sign up to their newsletter. I never win these but I find the prompts useful, and I usually place my work elsewhere eventually. http://onthepremises.com/index.html

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Social Media for Authors: How Do I Use the Top 10 Social Networks?

You’ve heard you have to be everywhere in social. That’s a tall order. Here’s how to use the 10 top social networks. #infographic #SocialMediaForAuthors #SOcialMediaMarketing #BookMarketing

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Authors, you've been told you have to be all over social for book marketing. It can be confusing to know what to do with the top networks.

This infographic will help. Want to get in and out of social networks  FAST while still being social and growing your author platform? Look for details below the graphic.

How to use the 10 top social media sites infographic

Want to get in and out of social networks  FAST while still being social and growing your author platform?

Join the FREE "Social edia Quickie" class & disover how to check in with all your networks in 1 minute per site. Reserve your seat now at WriteOnPurpose.com/quickie

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7 Steps to the Perfec Story

Excellent #infographic showing you 7 steps to the perfect story, #writingtip #writingskills #storytelling

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This is a great infographic from the Content Marketing Association. (See original source). I thought it might be useful to you. Thanks to the Content Marketing Association for this awesome tool.

7 Steps to the Perfect Story infographic

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how to Boost Book Sales by 2400 Per Cent

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Want to sell more books? Don't expect your facebook posts to do it for you! Follow this very important tip. Get back with me if you need some help. # sell more books #BookMarketingideas #BookMarketingReshared post from +Book Marketing Tools

"Somebody on an e-mail list was 24 times more likely to buy a book, than somebody that was following on Twitter."

This quote from book marketer Tim Grahl was one of many great things from our interview with him: http://buff.ly/1vj3i4g

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Authors: Using Instagram yet?

Instagram for authors- sharing yourself with readers

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Instagram is an excellent tool for authors. SO much you can do with it.Life - People want to know YOU, so your slice of life pics will be great.On location -  Show your writing in process, locations for stories and more.

Quotes - Share your tips and wisdom. share quotes from your book.

Have fun! Here are some fabulous tips from +Rebekah Radice  to help you start. Thanks +Peg Fitzpatrick  for bringing this to us!

My Instagram account is http://instagram.com/thestorylady. I invite you to follow me! If you're interesting, I'll follow back. 😀

Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
#InstagramForAuthors   #SocialMediaMarketing

Reshared post from +Peg Fitzpatrick

How to use Instagram to Expand your Business Reach
via +Rebekah Radice

One tip:
Give a Unique Perspective
Instagram is a great place to highlight what makes your business special.

It’s also an excellent way to humanize your company.

Whether you’re taking a picture of your latest creation or sharing an upcoming event, choose eye-catching images.

Stay away from typical shots or standard stock photos. Instead, capture a unique aspect or feature."

Are you on Instagram? You can find me here: https://instagram.com/pegfitzpatrick/

#instagram   #instagramtip  #socialmediatips

How to Use Instagram to Expand Business Reach
Are you using Instagram to connect with potential customers? 6 ways to use Instagram to expand business reach!

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Book Royalty Truths

Excellent podcast episode about book royalties. What can you expect? How much could you earn? Find out #publishing

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Book Royalty Truths

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On Author Royalties

Considering whether you should self-publish or go the traditional route? You need to hear Tara Meyer-Robson's story about her trip to Starbucks in this episode of The Author Hangout: http://buff.ly/1LKRDgH

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Can Slideshare Bring You Customers?

Have you ever considered using Slideshare? Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you can use it to get readers/customers when you follow Peg Fitzpatrick’s advice.

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As an author, you're an expert in certain areas, EVEN if you write fiction. Have you thought of using Slideshare to generate interest in your book? It can be a fabulous tool when you know how to use it.Find out how Slideshare can generate leads in this great article for +Social Media Examiner  by +Peg Fitzpatrick

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4 Ways to Use SlideShare for Lead Generation
Are you using SlideShare presentations to market your business?

Have you considered +SlideShare as a conversion tool?

SlideShare is useful for sharing highly informative presentations with your audience, but it’s also a hot social platform. Many businesses are missing out on the huge potential of SlideShare as a social marketing and lead conversion tool.

My latest guest post for +Social Media Examiner. If you like it, please share with your network as well. Thanks!!

Read it all here: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/use-slideshare-for-lead-generation/

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/259590365998002960/

#SlideShare   #leadgeneration  #leadgen #socialmediatips #socialmediamarketing   #ns

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Best Book Marketing Advice Ever

What’s the best ever book marketing advice I can give you? #bookMarketingTips #BookMarketing #BookMarketingHelp

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Write the next book! #writing #bpokmarketingtips

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"Our best marketing tool is sitting down and writing the next book."

This quote from CJ Lyons was one of the many bits of gold she shared in this interview: http://TheAuthorHangout.com/009

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10 Best Tips for How to Throw a Book Launch Party from R. H. Burkett

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Book Launch Party

Want to throw a fabulous book launch partyh? These 10 tips from R. H. Burkett are just the ticket. I attended her bash, and it was over-the-top great! #BookLaunchPartyh #BookLaunch #BookMarketingIdeas #BookMarketingHelp

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Book Launch Party
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Considering throwing a book launch party? It can be a huge undertaking! I've been at a few parties - online, real world, and virtual.

My friend R. H. Burkett, award-winning author of several books including Daughter of the Howling Moon, which I reviewed here, threw a hum-dinger of a bash! And she was kind enough to write this guest blog post to go along with my series of articles on throwing a book launch party.

Graphic for Hosting a Book Launch Party article series on WriteOnPurpose.com

 Top Ten Tips for Throwing a Successful Book Launch Party by R. H. Burkett

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Authors: Considering Hosting a Blog Book Tour?

IF you are thinking of hosting a #blogtour #booktour to promote your book, here are some helpful hints.

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This video from the Author Hangout series from +Book Marketing Tools  is an excellent primer on doing blog tours for your book launch!
#booklaunch   #booklaunching   #launchparty   #bookmarketing   #bookmarketingtipsReshared post from +Book Marketing Tools

"A success for one indie author, is a success for all of us." - Alana Terry on The Author Hangout... Listen to the rest of the interview about blog tours and more: TheAuthorHangout.com/015

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Images are the new call to action!

What can you do with images to cause people to take an action? Find out in this guest post. #ArtOfSocial

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indeed, +Peg Fitzpatrick . Bad news for blind authors! heehee #artofsocialReshared post from +Omi Sido

SEO Tip of the day

"Images are the new call to action (CTA). If people come to your blog and can’t share it easily, they won’t." - +Peg Fitzpatrick

A good tip from +Peg Fitzpatrick (Author • speaker • rockin' a positive attitude • passionate about social media • innovative idea girl • visual marketing maverick • naturally caffeinated • Google+ evangelist • travelista • and so much more.
Co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. ) in this article: http://goo.gl/iUxNTB.

Other tips coming from +Peg Fitzpatrick in the same article (http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics/):

" Choose the right size

Facebook
Cover photo 851 x 315 pixels
Facebook post 940 x 788 pixels
Facebook ad for a Page 1,200 x 444 pixels
Avatar size upload 180 x 180 pixels, preview 160 x 160 pixels

Google+
Cover photo 2,048 x 1,152
Google + post 800 x 600 pixels
Avatar size 250 x 250 pixels minimum

Instagram
Image 640 x 640 pixels – 1:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 180 x 180 pixels

Twitter
Header image 1,500 x 500 pixels
Background
Tweet image 1,000 x 500 – 2:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 400 x 400 pixels

YouTube
Channel art 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Video thumbnail 1280 x 720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels)
Channel icon  800 x 800 pixels

Pinterest
Pin 735 x 1,100 pixels – ideal size for a long, vertical image
735 x 735 pixels "

Note: Everything included in the quotation marks above is a direct quotation from the +Peg Fitzpatrick' article: Quick Tips for Great Social Media Graphics( http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics/)

The awesome graphic that you see attached to this post was created following one of the tips in the article (article by +Peg Fitzpatrick) use https://www.canva.com/. And it only took me 5 min 🙂

http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics

PS None of the quotes above should be associated in anyway with Royal Sofia (www.royalsofia.com)

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Book marketing on a budget

Looking for #BookMarketingTips on a budget? This post will help!

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Book marketing on a budget

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6 Tips For Book Marketing With Little To No Budget - Short on cash for marketing? Here are some tips for marketing with little to no budget: http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/6-tips-for-book-marketing-with-little-to-no-budget/

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Authors: How Can Audio Help You Increase Visibility?

What can audio do for you as an author? Find out in this guest post #bookMarketing #Authorplatform

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How Authors Can Use Audio to Boost Their Visibility - There are many ways that authors can use audio to promote themselves and their books. Read more here: http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/how-authors-can-use-audio-to-boost-their-visibility/

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Book Marketing Tips: Does Your Book Have a Call to Action?

Does your book invite readers to come back for more? Read this article for #bookmarketingtips #bookmarketing #bookpromotion#writingskills

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"The End" is not the end. It is just the beginning. Do you have a next step, a call to action, in your book? Here's some great advice from +Book Marketing Tools  to help.
#bookmarketing   #bookmarketingtips   #writingtips  

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Put Calls To Action In The Back Of Your Books To Sell More Books - Readers reach the end of your book... then what? If you aren't sending them somewhere specific, you may lose the reader for good. Here are some tips on calls to action you can use: http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/put-calls-to-action-in-the-back-of-your-books/

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Social Media Marketing for Authors: What Size Should My Image Be?

What size should your social media images be? It need no longer be frustrating once you see this article via Peg Fitzpatrick #ArtOfSocial

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Images make a post POP - assuming they look right! Images can help you with #bookmarketing  , connecting with your reader, and showing off your beautiful (hopefully) book cover. But it can be frustrating...Have you ever posted an image in social media only to see it come out much differently than you expected?

Have you ever wondered what's the best size image that works well in Pinterest?

Have you ever gone into a network to add a photo, only to find that the cover image guidelines have changed?

+Peg Fitzpatrick  knows her stuff, and here she shares the guide to teach you all you need to know about images in social media. Thanks so much!

Take Peg's advice, and be sure to grab her book co-authored with +Guy Kawasaki , http://smile.amazon.com/Art-Social-Media-Power-Users-ebook/dp/B00O4RHN8M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1422289317&sr=1-1&keywords=art+of+social+media&pebp=1422289321532&peasin=B00O4RHN8M

Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
#1 best selling author, speaker & Top Reviewer

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Attention bloggers! The Essential Cheat Sheet for Social Media Image Sizes via +Rebekah Radice

"Just when you feel comfortable with the most recent updates, along comes a whole new round.

One area that continues to evolve is social media images. From cover photos to the exact right photo dimensions for posts, keeping up can feel impossible.

To help you make the most of your online presence, Rebekah put together an essential list of social media image sizes for the top eight social networks.

You’ll also find best practices and examples that show you how to leverage graphics to build awareness, interest and engagement."

Read it all here: http://rebekahradice.com/social-media-image-sizes/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/232779874465750131/

#socialmedia   #visualmarketing   #DIYdesign   #visualmedia   #artofsocial

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Writing a book with Evernote

Have you considered writing a book with Evernote? This post will give you some ideas to try #WritingAdvice #WriteABook #WritingSkills

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Writing a book with Evernote

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Would you consider using Evernote to write your book? Here's one author that shares how he did it...http://www.businessinsider.com/how-i-wrote-a-90000-word-book-using-evernote-from-start-to-finish-2014-9?op=1

How I Wrote A 90,000 Word Book Using Evernote From Start To Finish
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Social Media for Authors: 20 Insider Features

These insider tips will help you with some of the ost popular social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, so you can get the most out of them as an author.

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You use social media sites as an author all the time, but I know that it's easy to miss some of the coolest hacks and tips you could use, if only you knew about them. I know I'm learning new things all the time. +Denise Wakeman brings you 20 cool tricks and feature for Facebook, Twitter and more.
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Do you know about all these little-known features on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest?

via +HubSpot

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20 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should)
Check out this list of 20 little-known things you can do on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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Authors: Great Book Tease Image

Book tease graphics can help you share your book in a cool, non-pushy way. Here’s an example.

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Do you make book teaser images for your books? It's a good book marketing idea. I shall make 1 this week. #bookteaser   #bookmarketing  

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How Can Authors Track Sales from Social Media?

How does posting in social media affect book sales? This insightful article will tell you.

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As an author, you talk about your book(s) and others you've read in social. Do those mentions turn into sales? Sure, but it's hard to measure what really happens.

Here's an example. I saw posts about an awesome book called Voodoo Butterfly #VoodooButterfly  on Facebook. I didn't get it. Some days later, I went to Amazon and got it. But the trail from Camille Fay's mention (or whoever posted the original I saw), cannot be measured as a social sale because the trail died.

This is an excelltnhe post by the brilliant and way cool +Jay Baer  (author of YouTility, 1 of my MUST READ books for authors and biz owners alike). Check this out and consider how it affects your book marketing

Some book marketing tips:
1. Encourage social sharing right in your book as well as on your blog/site and in social media.
2. Create a hashtag for your book. Put it into the book and encourage readers to use it when spreading the word online.
3. Spend more time in the networks your readers (ideal customer/market) use.

#bookmarketingtips   #bookmarketing   #youtility   #socialmediamarketing  

 Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
Award-winning,  #1 best selling author and speaker
Amazon Top Reviewer

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Why Social Media Will Never Get the Credit It Deserves
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Social media is never going to get the credit it deserves for driving commerce, and there’s a simple reason why.

Find Out Why: bit.ly/1DFIRRv

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Social Media for Authors

Peg Fitzpatrick is a social media goddess, and she makes things understandable. This article shows you ways to use social media as an author.

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These social media tips will help authors develop your online presence and build your author platform.Tanks +Peg Fitzpatrick . #socialmediatips

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The Art of Social Media for Writers

Building a social media platform has never been more important whether you plan on self-publishing or pitching your book to a traditional publisher.

Read the rest of this article on The Future of Ink: http://thefutureofink.com/art-social-media-writers/

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Clever Ways to Use More Social Media Visuals

Want to add more visuals without taking forever to craft graphics? This article shows you fun and clever ways to get it done without losing your day.

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+Peg Fitzpatrick shares some interesting ways to use more visuals in your social media.
#socialmediatips   #socialmediamarketingReshared post from +Guy Kawasaki

12 Clever Ways to Use More Visuals on Social Media
Are you creating your Pinterest graphic and pinning it? How about embedding each pin on your blog post?
More tips here >> http://bit.ly/1q1d888
Pin it for later: http://bit.ly/1ymlo0t

Learn more visual marketing about on a free webinar next week: http://hubs.ly/y0lK-30

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